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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What’s my body made of?

  • Parul

    June 9, 2021 at 9:47 pm
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    The human body is made up of 20 different types of elements, mostly made inside classical stars. Almost 99% of the mass of the human body is formed of six elements: carbon, oxygen, hydrogen, calcium, nitrogen, and phosphorus.

    The composition of the human body are as follow:


    Fats (or lipids)

    Proteins – including muscles, bones, organs, skin, and nails.

    Carbohydrates such as glycogen and glucose

    Liquefied inorganic ions such as sodium, potassium, chloride, bicarbonate, phosphate


    If 80kg human body is decoded into atoms, the following number of different elements will be found:

    Oxygen (O)65%

    Oxygen jointly with hydrogen form water (H2O), which is the major solvent found in the human body. It is used to regulate temperature and osmotic pressure. Oxygen is found in many key organic compounds.

    Carbon(C) – 14.4kg

    The most vital constructional element, and the is why we are known as carbon-based life appearance. Our body as 12% atoms of carbon.

    Hydrogen(H) – 8kg

    During Big Bang the hydrogen atoms were made in the body. All the flung into space by a supernova explosion and were made in core of a star long ago .

    Nitrogen (N) – 3.2%

    Nitrogen is found in proteins and in the nucleic acids that results ion genic code.

    Calcium – 1.12kg

    Calcium is the amplest mineral in the body. It is used as a structural material in bones. It is crucial for protein regulation and muscle contraction.

    Phosphorus (P)1.0%

    In molecule ATP, phosphorus is found. It is the prime energy carrier in cells. It’s also located in bone.

    Sulfur (S)0.04%

    Sulfur is included in Two amino acids. The bonds sulfur forms assists in giving proteins the shape they need to perform their functions.

    Potassium (K)0.4%

    Potassium is a major electrolyte. nerve impulses and heartbeat regulation are transmitted by potassium.

    Iron – 4.8g

    Found in haem, the oxygen-carrying part of the hemoglobin molecule inside red blood cells

    Sodium – 120g

    Chlorine – 120g

    Also, the human body consist Many other tiny molecules, like: fatty acids, amino acids, nucleobases, nucleosides, vitamins, etc.

    Zinc – 2.6 g

    Strontium – 0.37g

    Manganese – 0.0136 g

    Molybdenum – 0.0104 g

    Chlorine – 120g


    In addition to the reproductive, digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous systems are the less well-known flowing/juicy system, which helps safeguard the body against germs, virus, and the endocrine system, including regulating hormones that have the thyroid and adrenal glands.

    The renal system (the kidneys and bladder) helps get rid of chemical waste, while our skin, hair, sweat glands and nails control the body’s temperature and guard it.

    Memoir of an atom

    Each atom in the body came from somewhere in the surrounding. The atoms in our body are always being replaced at non-identical rates –some for a few years, but over a ten-year period, other remain only hours, the great part will be replaced. And there are two obvious ways to join our body

    The food and drink that you consume and the air that you breathe.The atoms that become absorbed in our body were earlier in the air, plants, animals and minerals.

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